Buro 24/7 Middle East's weekly iftar guide: Lima, Aubaine, Inked
May 26 - June 1
The setting sun marks the start of fine culinary experiences for food connoisseurs this Ramadan. From European-infused flavours and South American fare to classic Arabic favourites and even a haute pizza hub, these are the top places to break your fast for the next seven days.
Head to City Walk and indulge in fine Peruvian fare as Lima curates a seasonal four-course menu that is perfect for breaking your fast. Expect pumpkin soup, quinoa salad, slow cooked lamb shoulder as well as a roasted duck and chicken combination. To finish off the meal, take your pick from the Chiramoya ice cream or Oporto meringue.
For reservations, call +971 56 500 4571.
Gaucho invites you to taste the authentic flavours of Argentina with their three-course iftar menu beginning with empanadas and soups before moving on to mains that include a gambas skewer as well as the signature spatchcock chicken and Ancho steak. Top it off with a date and pecan tart or some classic vanilla ice cream.
For reservations, call +971 4 422 7898.
A smorgasbord of gastronomic options await at Tesoro with a large buffet spread that features Arabic and Indian cuisines. Live cooking stations add to the atmosphere while classic dishes including lamb ouzi and shawarma feature alongside much-loved Arabic juices and mocktails.
For reservations, call +971 4 438 3111.
Parisian bistro Aubaine promises an iftar menu that fuses French and Arabic influences. From fattoush and Mediterranean salads to slow cooked short ribs with prunes and oven-baked fillet of salmon, Aubaine offers a must-try all-round iftar experience.
For reservations, call +971 4 510 8391, City Walk, or +971 4 501 6970, The Dubai Mall.
Inked is debuting its Berber-inspired iftar pop-up that focuses on two vital elements of Ramdan: community and sharing. The traditional Berber cuisine is created using age-old slow cooking techniques from ingredients such as Argan oil, vegetables, spices and couscous. The top of the must-try list: the slow-cooked beef with green peas, fava beans, artichokes and lemon tajine.
For reservations, call +971- 50 845 1359.
For those seeking a more contemporary iftar session, Vida Downtown's signature restaurant 3in1 is the go-to place with its terrace and poolside dining options. Flavours come in the form of Arabian dishes as well as a unique live pizza station where the option to personalise it to your individual taste is possible.
For reservations, call +971 4 428 6888.
Embark on a culinary journey through the routs set by Ibn Battuta at Al Bahou in Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate where the buffet spread showcases flavours from India, Italy, Morocco and Asia. Set against 88 Arabic lanterns, your iftar experience at Al Bahou includes live oud music as you savour the fatteh, mixed grills and hot and cold mezzeh.
For reservations, call +971 4 444 5613.